Riverton Yacht Club
Riverton Yacht Club



As amended October 29, 2005

  • General

  • Guest

  • Property

  • Moorings,
    Dinghy Storage
    & Drysail Area
  • Boat Storage

  • Racing

  • Violations



1. Members and guests are expected to conduct themselves properly, respectful of members, guests and Club staff while at the Club or while representing the Club elsewhere.

2. Member family groups of not more than thirty(30) persons may request permission from the Board of Directors for non exclusive use of the upstairs at the club for parties.

3. In the interest of safety, no swimming, diving, water skiing, fishing, etc. is permitted from the Club  property or in the area of the Club anchorage.

4. There is no smoking in the building.

5. Pets on the pier are the responsibility of the owner. Dogs must be on a six-foot leash at all times. Owners are responsible for clean up after pet. Dogs are not allowed on the pier on Wednesday Nights or during any regattas. Dogs are not allowed in the building.

6. Bicycles, skateboards, scooters and roller skates are not allowed on the pier.  They shall be parked in the rack in an orderly manner so as not to obstruct passage of vehicles and pedestrians.

7. In the interest of sanitation, trash and refuse shall be placed in cans provided. Bottles and cans shall be placed in the provided recycling cans.

8. Children 12 and under and non-swimmers must wear life jackets while on Club property and Club  boats and be accompanied by an adult.

9. All members under 18 years of age and their guests are subject to a 10:00 P.M. curfew.

10. In the interest of safety, any member found guilty by the Board of Directors of setting off or causing to be set off, fireworks of any description, either on or from Club property or Club mooring area, will be automatically suspended from the Club for a period to be determined by the Board of Directors.



1. Guests will be accompanied at all times by a member in good standing, the member being responsible for the action of their guests.

2. Guests with boats may have the use of the Club facilities only with the prior consent of a Flag Officer. Such use must be under the supervision of the sponsoring member.




1. Club safety equipment such as but not limited to life jackets, lines, buckets, etc. shall be used only for its intended purpose.

2. Lockers will be assigned by number by the Club for use on or after April 1st and upon payment of the locker fee to the Club Treasurer.  Do not use other than the locker assigned.  Flammable materials are prohibited in lockers or storeroom.  Any locks on unassigned lockers will be removed on May 1st by Club and a Club lock will be installed.

3. No one under 18 years of age may operate hoists. Extreme care and judgment is expected when using hoists.  Loads approaching maximum capacity should be avoided.  Hoist should be used for intended purpose only.

4. One or more boats are maintained for rescue work as required, and as work boats for moorings, etc.  They are also used by authorized operators for transportation within the harbor area. Club sail boats are maintained for the Junior Sailing Program. The club sail boats are only available to general membership use during the Monday night races and other events sanctioned by the Board of Directors. These boats shall not be used for other purposes.

5. Club dinghies and the Sundance are maintained for use by members who wet store, for transportation to and from their moored boats.  Dinghies and the Sundance may not be tied to moorings and must be returned to float as soon as possible.

6. Due to the limited space at the floats, only active loading and unloading is allowed.  Under normal circumstances the time should not exceed 15 minutes.  Member’s boats are not to be moored to floats and left unattended.  Club boats should be tied to on-river side of floats so as not to interfere with normal docking.



Members of the Club renting a mooring, dinghy storage or a drysail area on the pier shall comply with the policies as specified below:

1. Moorings. The club has sailboat moorings equipped with various size anchors, positioned in a range of water depths. The rental of these moorings is subject to sailboats with length, draft and seaworthiness acceptable to the Harbor Master. Boat owners are to ensure mooring lines are appropriately sized and remain in good condition.

2. Dinghy Storage. Rental of space for dinghy storage shall be limited to members renting moorings, subject to availability of space.

3. Dry Sailing on Pier. Members making an initial request to keep their boat at RYC shall contact the Dock Master to confirm space availability prior to submitting rental fees. Priority will be given to boats belonging to RYC recognized racing fleets. Boats that do not race maybe asked to find an off pier storage location. Lasers, Optimists, and Sunfish must be stored in Club racks. All boats shall be kept in shipshape condition with spars secured, covers tied down, halyards and gear properly secured and stored and no parts lying on the ground. All trailer wheels shall be kept in good condition and tires inflated so that each trailer may be moved when necessary.

4. Insurance. All boats moored or stored at RYC shall be covered by liability insurance and acknowledgement is implicit in the request for space.

5. Late Fee. Fees paid after the deadline for RYC storage dues will be assessed a $50 late fee subject to space still being available.


BOAT STORAGE (Summer & Winter Storage — refer to membership contract)

1. Trailers used for dry storage shall be of a sturdy and stable design, complete with tie downs to secure the boat to the trailer to lessen the possibility of damage to adjacent boats during wind storms.  As a matter of courtesy, trailers should be moved from hoist area immediately after launching.

2. Major repairs, overhauls and fitting out shall not be carried out on the pier.

3. Location of individual mooring positions shall be assigned by the Harbor Master.  In the interest of safety to all boats, only moorings approved by the Harbor Master shall be used.  Those boats approved by the Harbor Master may be moored in the harbor area.

4. Winter storage of boats and property is allowed by approval of the Dock Master. No winter storage is allowed in the parking lot.

5. Summer storage begins on the Sunday after the last spring work party and ends on the Friday before the fall work party. Winter storage begins on the Sunday after the last fall work party and ends on the Friday before the first spring work party.



1. The sailing instructions as posted on the RYC website apply to all club series, including Wednesday nights, weekend fleet racing, pursuit races and regattas.

2. Changes to the Sailing Instructions and notices to competitors will be posted on bulletin board in the club breezeway.

3. For a boat to be scored in a club series the skipper shall be a member of RYC. Skipper is defined as “Master of the Ship” i.e. responsible person not necessarily the helmsman.

4. Skippers and their boats shall be ready to launch when they get to the hoist.



A violation of club rules is subject to penalty at the discretion of the Board of Directors.